Louie Banks has the world by the tail. It's his last year in high school; he has wheels, a starting spot on the football team, good friends, and the girl of everyone's dreams. If he can stay away from Boomer Cowans long enough to graduate, he's got it made. But the world suddenly turns and snatches Louie by the tail, and it just won't let go. His visions of sportsmanship and fair play go up in smoke by the second game of the season; his expectations of life are shattered by spring.
Many of Louie's wounds are selfinflicted; others, the result of a cold random throw of the cosmic dice. Either way, his road to manhood has become cluttered with seemingly insurmountable obstacles.
Running Loose is a story about that time in a boy's life when he is suddenly expected to act like a man-to be accountable for the things he does and to react reasonably to the craziness around him. Sometimes Louie does; sometimes he doesn't.
Level 5.2, 7 Points
|Grouped Work ID||dd8a5aec-fe6a-fd65-63cd-261c1bad67ab|
|Grouping Title||running loose|
|Grouping Author||chris crutcher|
|Grouping Language||English (eng)|
|Last Grouping Update||2023-09-29 23:21:53PM|
|Last Indexed||2023-10-02 04:59:57AM|